Bad Boy Adam Levine Talks About His Tattoos [PHOTOS]

August 3, 2012 1:48 pm
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Put simply, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is a badass. His edgy eyes, passionately naughty attitude, and tattoos mixed with his sentimental lyrics and smooth vocals make him irresistible.

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Appearing on the cover of Inked Magazine this September, Adam sat down with writer Jennifer Goldstein to talk his vengeance against music critics, his symbolic tattoos, and his upcoming acting career. Oh! And don’t think you’re the only one who has the hit song “Payphone” stuck in your head for days on end…

On The Popularity Of Their Catchy Singles:
“I’ll hum the tunes that we write in the shower because they’re stuck in my head. I get off on that ability to connect with a large group of people.”

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Photography by James Dimmock

On Dealing With Music Critics Saying ‘OverExposed Is Overproduced’:
“Music critics are all idiots. The way that we make our records is no different from the way that certain bands make their records with just as much programming, just as many loops, and just as much fairy dust as we use.”

On Broadening Maroon 5’s Fan Base:
“There’s obviously a certain balance between pursuing an audience and pursuing what you love to do, but I would never put out a record I didn’t want to listen to.”

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Photography by James Dimmock

On Acting In FX’s “American Horror Story” This Fall:
“It’s challenging. The first thing I did when I got the job was ask friends who are actors what I was supposed to do.”

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Photography by James Dimmock

On His Most Meaningful Tattoo:
“When applied to talking about yoga, [the meaning] has to do with my fire or determination for the practice. It’s a personal thing. That’s kind of why I put it in a place that’s a bit more hidden (above his heart).”

On His Latest (And Last?) Tattoo:
“I was in Japan and I got this necklace (black inked beads). I’m not sure why I got it—I think I was bored. But I like it.”

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Photography by James Dimmock


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